Friday, December 25, 2015

Pope Infuses World Peace in Christmas Message; Says Violence Continues Where Christ Was Born

Pope Francis tackled war, terrorism, and the migrant crisis today (December 25, 2015) in a wide-ranging Christmas-day message, calling for peace and reconciliation around the world, according to the BBC website.

The pope began by noting that "precisely where the incarnate son of God came into the world, tensions and violence persist."

He went on to urge Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct peace talks, and back international efforts to end "atrocities" in Libya and Syria.

Such acts, he said, "do not even spare the historical and cultural patrimony of entire peoples," a clear reference to the Islamic State (IS) group.

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